Health

Keep a check on your behavioral changes during the pandemic


The outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19 has created a stressful environment for all leading to worldwide psychological chaos. These fears and anxiety about the disease cause strong emotions in adults and children. Dr Anju Sharma, psychiatrist and founder of the Musical Healing Band named "Sound of Infinity", shares a few tips to cope: Out of comfort...

WHO global trial looks at 4 most promising COVID-19 drugs


At a time when nearly 70 drugs and experimental cocktails are being examined to treat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the WHO has announced a global trial called ''SOLIDARITY” to find out if any drug can actually treat infections with the new coronavirus. The trial, which could include many thousands of patients in dozens of countries,...

The why of ancestral wisdom to prevent COVID-19

Post Date: March 24, 2020

by Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MPH, MD, Clinical Asst Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York and Fulbright Specialist in Global Public Health specializing in Integrative Medicine-Ayurveda 2018-2021 Ancient Ayurvedic wisdom offers care for 4 phases of care of infectious microbes: preventive, cautionary, mildly symptomatic, and moderately symptomatic. Unfortunately, the Ayurvedic Indian community of vaidyas...

Dry Fasting can empower the body, nourish the soul

Post Date: March 17, 2020

In the olden days, people ate early because there was hardly any light after sunset. Their next meal would only be after sunrise. This practice spread to all religions as a discipline due to its health and spiritual benefits. Today, it is called the Dry Fasting Diet — the most superior form of fasting...

Answers to most common questions:

Post Date: March 5, 2020

What is a coronavirus? It is a novel virus named for the crownlike spikes that protrude from its surface. The coronavirus can infect both animals and people and can cause a range of respiratory illness from the common cold to lung lesions and pneumonia.       How contagious is the virus? It seems to...

10 Coronavirus myths busted by science


As the novel coronavirus continues to infect people around the world, news articles and social media posts about the outbreak continue to spread online. Unfortunately, this relentless flood of information can make it difficult to separate fact from fiction — and during a viral outbreak, rumors and misinformation can be dangerous. Live Science has compiled...

A Unique Wish


By Akshat Jain, MD Hopeless and listless, in severe pain because part of her bone had died due to complications of Sickle Cell Disease, is how I saw this teenager for the first time, in my office, sent to see me as no one else seemed to know what to do with her. She was labelled...

Enjoy guilt-free calcium


If you think milk and milk products are the only good sources to obtain dietary calcium, think again! You can very well meet your daily recommended allowance of calcium even if you turn vegan or completely plant-based. Of late, milk has earned a bad rap for being a controversial dietary ingredient. The reason being the...

WHO declares global health emergency over coronavirus outbreak


Many countries including India are starting to airlift their nationals from China. Beijing/New Delhi: The World Health Organization has declared the new coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency after the death toll in China rose to 170 , with more than 7,800 cases confirmed in almost 20 countries. “The main reason for this declaration is not...